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IBM needs designers and developers ranging from student-designer interns all the way to industry-tested thought leaders. There are 4 primary disciplines within the design practice, so take a peek and find out if the fit is right for you!

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“I love that everyday I get to advocate for experiences that make our users happy.”
Andie Young, Researcher
Andie Young, Researcher

Design Research

By gaining insights through user research methods, Design Research is our first line of defense in understanding our users. Armed with this knowledge, teams can create the software and service solutions our users need and deserve.

We want to see stories in your portfolio. How will you get us to the insights uncovered in your process?

“I’m proud that I’m mentoring designers to help them see from another perspective.”
Katie Orenstein, Visual Design Lead
Katie Orenstein, Visual Design Lead

Visual Design

Visual designers manipulate observable elements, with the goal of eliciting desired emotional responses and building durable connections with users. Tools of the trade include imaging, typography, layout, color and style.

“Connecting with users is the most valuable part of my day.”
Elayna Spratley, UX Designer
Elyana Spratley, UX Designer

UX Design

Through the interpretation of research and requirements, UX designers craft experiences that connect people with our products and services in meaningful, enduring ways. Tools of the trade include market and audience analysis, user journeys and wireframes.

“It's incredibly rewarding to bring data and assets to life that make people's lives easier.”
Lawrence Humphrey, Front-end Developer
Lawrence Humphrey, Front-end Developer

Front-end development

Front-end development collaborates with the team to generate ideas and make design concepts tangible. Tools of the trade include web and mobile programming skills and synthesis.

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Please share examples of your design research work. At IBM we care deeply about outcomes and your work should illustrate impact. Examples should help us understand your approach to identifying, framing, and answering big questions and challenges for people. We welcome a variety of formats including case studies, academic papers, portfolios, and more. When we review design research portfolios we're looking for the following:

  1. obvious knowledge of research methods and best practices;
  2. evidence that you are context and systems oriented;
  3. proof that you are able to formulate insights and communicate them clearly.

Please share with us examples of your visual design work. At IBM we care deeply about outcomes and your work should illustrate impact. Examples should help us understand your approach to identifying, framing, and answering big questions and challenges for people. We welcome a variety of formats including case studies, academic papers, portfolios, and more. When we review visual design portfolios we're looking for the following:

  1. experience with brand standards;
  2. clear understanding of graphic layout;
  3. a knack for color theory and typography;
  4. a clear demonstration of accessibility and globalization.

Please share with us examples of your UX design work. At IBM we care deeply about outcomes and your work should illustrate impact. Examples should help us understand your approach to identifying, framing, and answering big questions and challenges for people. We welcome a variety of formats including case studies, academic papers, portfolios, and more. When we review ux design portfolios we're looking for the following:

  1. a clear understanding of information architecture & interaction design;
  2. demonstrated service design & systems thinking;
  3. ability to leverage concept map & models, storyboards, interaction hierarchies, taxonomies, pattern libraries, workflows and design specifications;
  4. ability to analyze data, develop insights, and consistently apply research and evaluation.

Please share with us examples of your front-end development work. At IBM, we care deeply about outcomes and your work should illustrate impact. Examples should help us understand your approach to identifying, framing, and answering big questions and challenges for people. We welcome a variety of formats including case studies, academic papers, portfolios, and others. When we review front-end developer portfolios we're looking for the following:

  1. an evident respect for brand standards;
  2. strong front-end programming skills primarily vanilla javascript, css, and html languages;
  3. evident understanding of interaction patterns;
  4. a clear systems thinking approach.

Be sure to include valid links to your portfolio and resume. For portfolio advice, check out this article. Submissions without a portfolio or resume will not be considered.


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